Pools – Splash Into Summer

It’s that time of year when the temperatures climb and a swimming pool sounds more and more inviting. In case you don’t have access to your very own pool to lounge by this summer, here are a handful to drool over. We selected our favorite pools from our current listings in celebration of summer!

This expansive swimmer’s pool is accompanied by a deluxe pool pavilion, including a fireplace, cooking/dining space and a lounging area

A beautiful pool with an infinity edge nestled in the mountains

This elegant pool sits alongside a deluxe outdoor cooking center and bar, built-in entertainment center and spa-like changing room/baths

Covered loggias and stone terraces overlook a tiled infinity pool, with breathtaking views of the distant ponds

Pathways meander past the black-bottomed pool with stunning sea and mountain views

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The Wall Street Journal Lists Rebecca Riskin & Associates on “The Thousand” 2012

The Wall Street Journal announced today the results for their annual “The Thousand” list, the 2012 Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals by Transaction Volume. Not only did Rebecca Riskin & Associates make “The Thousand,” they also made the Top 250!

The list is compiled by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends, Inc. as a summary of the top 1,000 real estate professionals and teams in the United States, based on the amount of closed transaction volume for 2011. Rebecca Riskin & Associates also made “The Thousand” and the Top 250 lists for real estate teams in 2011.

Santa Barbara South County Sales Race 40% Ahead Of Last Year

Just last month we reported to you that sales for Santa Barbara County were booming. Well, the May numbers are in and the market is gaining speed even faster than expected. In fact, the South County real estate market is now running 40% ahead of 2011 year-to-date. The graph below displays a serious spike in sales, with May 2012 reaching an all time high and breaking the 200 property threshold. This is the strongest start to the year we’ve seen since 2004!

Santa Barbara South County Sales – CORT May 2012

Meanwhile at Rebecca Riskin & Associates, we are definitely feeling the market heat up as we continue to break records. Our year- to-date sales are now at $135 million! Make sure to visit our website to view the beautiful photos and full details of our 22 current listings.